One of my favorite purchases from J. Crew as of late is the J. Crew Motorcycle-Style Mini in Wool (another is the Maple Tweed Jacket which I’ll review hopefully next week). The gold hardware complements the rich shade of olive green perfectly. While some people might find two front zippers to be superfluous, I kind of enjoy the measured chaos.

Victoria’s Secret Sweater (similar) | J. Crew Motorcycle-Style Mini in WoolTory Burch Daria Top-Handle Satchel Bag | Corso Como Redmond Boots

Size 00 measures 15″ in length, 17″ across the hip, and 14″ at the waist which seems to fall in line with other styles in the same size.


The skirt is made from double-serge wool, the same material that J. Crew uses to make its classic pencil skirt.

If you, like me, can’t get enough of things in olive green, you might enjoy the Free People Essential Scrunch Mini Skirt. The crossover panels are interesting but do not command too much attention.


This appears to be a versatile, universally flattering piece that can be easily transformed with some closet basics; try it with a leather jacket and a sequined top for a night on the town or an oversized cozy sweater with boots for a weekend stroll.

The material, while comfortable and soft, hugs “curves” tightly so I sent it back reluctantly and will ponder this purchase some more.


Size XS measures 13″ across the waist, 14″ across the hip, and 14.5″ in length.

Buy in army (also here + here), black (also here, and here), strawberry (also here), striped, cobalt blue (also here), print (also here), black velvet (also here and here), and red velvet.